IT Management Linux News for Jul 20, 2004
Computerworld Australia: Malaysia Mandates Open Source (2004-07-20 21:15:03)
"If Microsoft chairman Bill Gates thought he had worries about
open source stealing market share from Microsoft in the Australian
public sector, Malaysia has just proved to be a much bigger
ZDNet: Commodization: The Double-Edged Sword (2004-07-20 19:00:49)
"For Sun president and COO Jonathan Schwartz, commoditization is
a double-edged sword..."
NewsForge: Government Watchdog Group Warns of Open Source Expense (2004-07-20 18:15:56)
"You might not think that Citizens Against Government Waste
would be playing up the cost benefits of proprietary software for
use by government, but the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization did
just that with a recent press release..."
internetnews.com: Zend Brings PHP to the Enterprise (2004-07-20 17:30:55)
"Hot on the heals of the official release of PHP5 last week,
Zend Technologies, the corporate backer of the open source
scripting language, has launched the latest versions of its
flagship Zend Studio and Zend Performance Suite products..."
The Register: Novell and its $600m War Chest (2004-07-20 17:00:52)
"Novell's latest debt offering was oversubscribed, and it was
able to rake in a hefty $600m... There are some intriguing options
that Novell has as it takes Linux deeper into the data center and
out onto desktops..."
Computer Business Review: IBM on Open Source Products Offensive (2004-07-20 16:30:16)
"IBM Corp is preparing 'significant' announcements around the
open sourcing of products, in an apparent riposte to Sun
Microsystems Inc over the battle to open source Java..."
Local Tech Wire: Red Hat’s Revised Quarterly Revenue, Profit Figures Are Better Than First Reported (2004-07-20 14:30:22)
"Red Hat's first quarter results were better than first
reported, the company disclosed on Monday in a revised filing with
Open Magazine: MySQL Dials +99.999 For Availability (2004-07-20 13:00:16)
"MySQL AB is trying out a 'five-nines' database pitch featuring
its new MySQL Cluster. After all, how long can you afford to be
DesktopLinux: Free Online OpenOffice.org Support Program Available (2004-07-20 11:30:55)
"Enfobridge has announced a free support program for
OpenOffice.org, along with the launch of a new website that offers
users a way to register for support and download OpenOffice.org
IT-Director: Open Source: Get With the Program (2004-07-20 02:30:12)
"Open Source is changing the software industry. It will change
it forever. There is no going back. Let's consider some